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With over 100 school districts and more than 3,000 schools that are as unique and promising as the students within them, there are many opportunities to change lives as a teacher here. Join talented colleagues, make your mark and get paid to do what you love.
North Carolina needs teachers from all backgrounds and experiences who are committed to making a difference. There is a secure future for anyone working in the classroom here, especially for high-demand positions like science, math and Special Education teaching. Are you ready to empower students to navigate and thrive in a changing world?
If you like a challenge and the daily satisfaction of knowing that what you're doing matters, teaching could be your calling. You bring your unique skills and experience to any job you take—but leading a classroom takes full advantage of both. As a teacher, you'll work hard while building skills that set you up to succeed, no matter where your professional life takes you.
There are many pathways to becoming a teacher in North Carolina. From traditional educator preparation programs to alternative certification, anyone with the drive and skills to lead a classroom can find a path to licensure. We break it down in just a few steps. Get started by checking out our overview.
If the word “requirement” scares you, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Our North Carolina resource on understanding licensure makes it easy. Once you decide which subject, specialty and grade level are for you, the next steps just fall into place.
Once you're licensed to teach, you'll probably want a job. We've partnered with several school districts in North Carolina to bring you the nitty-gritty details about what it’s like to be a teacher here. Hear directly from your future colleagues and see what job openings might be the perfect fit for you.
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